Well, that was awful. And the worst part is it's not like Jamaica didn't deserve it. Our back four is brutal. We lack creativity again. Back to the drawing board. Oh yeah, and put an important game in Atlanta. What could go wrong? Give CONCACAF the Panama-Jamaica final they deserve.
It's not anything against any of the players we acquired, but this is just such a "Charlotte" move in an offseason full of "Charlotte" moves after we appeared to be bucking that trend last season. That's what is most disheartening.
NBC does a great job in terms of the production. It's not the best theme, but when you hear it, you know it's a big game. Al Michaels may not be the best PxP, but you associate him with calling the big games. The Fox chord progression is iconic and instantly gets you in the football spirit despite Fox trying to run it into the ground by using it on every one of their other sports platforms. But as a fan of "epic" symphonic metal music E.S Prometheus and the CBS intro is my favorite. Great for intros, highlight montages, etc. As someone pointed out, NBA on NBC is the GOAT, and as someone who grew up watching hockey on ESPN I miss the Hockey Night theme. When NBC broadcasts the men's basketball in the Olympics they'll dust off Roundball Rock and ESPN did the same with Hockey Night this past year when they had the Frozen Four.
Mcbob's presence on the team that year is probably overstated but the things he was able to do made him fit on the roster alot better. Now that Cody has come along offensively and especially on the defensive side McBob isn't the "must re-sign" type of guy he was last offseason.
I believe i read somewhere Re: the Sterling deal that BPL teams have to have a certain quota of English players on the roster or something like that and with England lacking good homegrown talent that is driving the price up. EDIT: Found it. Champions League rules state that of the 25 players on the roster, 8 have to have trained in the team's country at some point between the ages of 16 and 21. City seems to put an emphasis more on the transfer market than player development, so they needed to overpay a player who filled that requirement. Doesn't help that English talent rarely gets to Sterling's level nowadays.
Why? Because he wouldnt play Vonleh and PJ who weren't any good? He gave Cody decent minutes as a rookie and I still remember folks on here complaining that he should have gotten starts over McBob, which, given what has transpired since then, is hilarious. Again, folks want to fault Clifford for not developing any of these rookies when the reality is the young players we've had aren't that good. If Frank is good enough to play, he'll play. Simple as that.